I’m adding something new- I’m ditching Etsy and selling my stuff here!
Starting with my china pincushions.
Are you looking for a get-away on the north shore of Lake Erie? Applegarth Bed and Breakfast has 2 cozy private rooms available. While most guests visit in the summer to take advantage of nearby Port Burwell Provincial Park, we are staying open through the winter as well.
It’s been a very gloomy December; most days have been overcast and I’ve barely had to open my greenhouse to vent it, because there’s been so little sun to heat it up! But overall I’m very happy with my winter garden. Early November was mild and sunny, with some stunning scenery. We have had one… Continue reading Midwinter Thoughts
So, now that I’ve got all my spring planting done, it’s time to turn my attention to bugs. And rodents. And diseases. Fun times! First, an update on my Rat Zapper. It is working! As of this morning it zapped its 8th chipmunk. It probably would be more by now, but someone has discovered it… Continue reading Of Pests and Pestilences
What a magical time of year! I’ve always had a weakness for the summer solstice. And this year, I can sit back, relax, and enjoy it. Of course, while I was teaching this was an especially hectic time, with final exams and preparing report cards. And last year I may have been retired, but we… Continue reading Musings at Midsummer (almost)
Things are calming down at Applegarth! And at the same time, the plants are growing by the day. Sadly, so too are the pests. Here is my absolute worst nightmare in my garden: That is what had been a perfectly healthy baby cucumber plant being destroyed by sowbugs aka pillbugs. I used to have trouble… Continue reading After the Planting Rush
Spring. My favourite season. Everything is blooming, spring peepers are, well, peeping, and my garden is gearing up for another year! Today I am particularly grateful for my raised beds, and newly wood-chipped paths. While we appear to have been saved from a dumping of over 100 mm of rain in 3 days, we’re still… Continue reading I Love this time of year!